October 21, 2017

In 1953 Gene Sharp wrote to Albert Einstein for help getting his first book on Gandhi published. The correspondence is an extraordinary insight into the mind of Einstein's thoughts on war and peace.

July 7, 2017

We're not going to end violence by telling people that it's morally wrong, says Jamila Raqib, executive director of the Albert Einstein Institution. Instead, we must find alternative ways to conduct conflict that are equally powerful and effective. Raqib promotes nonvi...

June 20, 2015

Fifteen youths have been jailed, but rather than silencing dissent the crackdown on free thought reveals just how nervous the government is, writes Simon Allison (The Guardian) 

As a group of young Angolans gathered in the capital Luanda for their regular book club, aut...

April 27, 2015

To honor a lifetime of study on strategic nonviolent action, the city of Boston has proclaimed that April 27 will henceforth be known as Gene Sharp Day! 

Last Monday night, Bostonians gathered to recognize one of their own. Gene Sharp, who has lived on a quiet street in...

April 2, 2013

How Nonviolent Struggle Works is a serious introduction to nonviolent struggle, its operation, and how it can be used against organized opponents with the capacity to impose harsh repression. This book offers the principle contents of Dr. Gene Sharp's The Politics of N...

Gene Sharp’s work informs peaceful societal change around the world

PHILADELPHIA (February 25, 2013) – Gene Sharp, whose decades of research and analyses of the effectiveness of nonviolence has been used worldwide to create or support fledgling democracies, has been nom...

September 3, 2012

On a quiet street in an unfashionable East Boston neighborhood not far from Logan Airport lives an 84-year-old man whom dictators around the world fear and despise. On the morning I go to meet Gene Sharp, the taxi driver cannot even find his house, and there is no sign...

January 31, 2012

Gene Sharp is a political thinker whose influence is now spoken of in same breath as Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. But he is no platform speaker or figurehead at a demonstration. Rather, a quietly spoken political philosopher who's been writing about non-viole...

January 30, 2012

Gene Sharp has spoken to a packed audience at the world famous 'Frontline Club' in London. Gene is on a European tour with the How to Start a Revolution film where he'll also be visiting Sweden and his former home city of Oslo.  Gene was in conversation with Ruaridh Ar...

December 4, 2011

Road to Revolution is the crucial accompanying back-story to one of the most current and important films of our time. The film follows filmmaker Ruaridh Arrow on his dramatic journey, from funding difficulties to facing death threats in Tahrir Square to produce his doc...

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